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Powerful brain scans may be able to diagnose bipolar disorder

Researchers have discovered that bipolar patients have specific brain chemical abnormalities. Hence, it may be possible to use brain scans to diagnose bipolar disorder which can be misdiagnosed as depression. The brain scans used in the study of 42 people were high-power magnetic resonance imaging scanners which has double the magnetic field strength of other scanners used to diagnose bipolar disorder. Correct diagnosis is necessary in order to provide appropriate effective treatment. There are about 2.3 million bipolar disorder patients in the US.

Source: summary of medical news story as reported by MSNBC - Reuters

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About: Powerful brain scans may be able to diagnose bipolar disorder

Date: 30 November 2004

Source: MSNBC - Reuters


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